Pennsylvania Bill Would Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying, Hinder Federal Surveillance Program

HARRISBURG, Pa. (May 16, 2016) – A bill recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House would ban the warrantless use of “stingrays” to track the location of phones and sweep up electronic communications without a warrant in most situations. The proposed legislation would not only protect privacy in Pennsylvania, but would also hinder one aspect of the federal surveillance state.

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New Hampshire House Approves Bill to Decriminalize Simple Marijuana Possession

CONCORD, New Hampshire. (May 13, 2016) – A New Hampshire bill to decriminalize marijuana for adults, changing criminal penalties into civil infractions, passed in the state House on Wednesday. The proposal would not only decriminalize marijuana in the Life Free or Die State, it would also take a big step toward nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in New Hampshire.

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South Carolina Senate Committee Passes Bill Taking on all Upcoming Federal Gun Control Measures

COLUMBIA, S.C. (May 12, 2016) –  Yesterday, a South Carolina Senate committee passed a bill banning the enforcement of any future federal gun control measures. If signed into law, this would render them “nearly impossible to enforce,” but it faces an uphill battle to get a vote on the Senate floor.

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